Way Back Wednesday

Braatz Family

This photo was found in my grandmother's collection and labeled "great-grandparents Braatz" which should make this couple, Wilhelm & Maria (KLEGIN) BRAATZ, my 3rd-great-grandparents on my father's side. The child is not labeled, but I'm assuming it's my great-great-grandfather, Frank BRAATZ, … [Read more...]

Way Back Wednesday

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This is a photo of my great-grandmother, Agnes (BRAATZ) CORRIGAN and her younger brother, Frank BRAATZ, Jr. There is no date on the photo, but if I had to guess I'd say it's probably in 1910-11 or so. … [Read more...]

Weekly History: January 31st – February 6th

Ignatz Szulta

February 1st 1849 - Born - Ignatz Peter SZULTA - Ignatz is my 3rd-great-grandfather on my father's side. New evidence that I found may actually move his birth date to January 30th. Recently, I had found that Ignatz was born in what is now Sulęczyno Parish, Kartuzy County, Pomorskie, Poland. He … [Read more...]

Tell Me Thursday: Braatz Sisters

This is a photo of my great-grandmother, Agnes (Braatz) Corrigan (left), and her sister Alice Braatz. It's label says that Agnes is 13-years-old which would make the year of the photo 1916. I'm not sure what's going on in the photo, but one of them is giving the other one flowers, but it almost … [Read more...]

Tombstone Tuesday: Maria BRAATZ

Maria Braatz

I have a new headstone for today. Thanks to Steph F at Find-a-Grave, I now have a photo of the headstone of my 3rd-great-grandmother, Maria BRAATZ. I had run across the info from a transcription of a few cemeteries in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. She is buried at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa, … [Read more...]

Weekly History: July 5th-11th

July 5th 1903 - Born - Mildred Vida VAN PRICE - Mildred is my great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was born in Hutchins, Shawano Co., Wisconsin. In 1921, she married my great-grandfather, Leon DEBROUX. She passed away in 1994, so I was able to get to know her a little bit. July … [Read more...]

Weekly History: May 31st – June 6th

June 1 1996 - Died - Irene (ZALEWSKI) LUTZENBERGER - Irene is my great-aunt, sister of my Grandpa Zalewski. She was born 17 Jul 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know I met her sometime in my life, but I really don't remember ever meeting her. She is buried with her husband Ervin at Holy Cross … [Read more...]

Weekly History: April 12 – 18

Sorry, I haven't been posting recently. I had other things going on and I was also not doing much research. But, I will get back on the horse today. Happy Easter. April 12 1923 - Married - Maurice CORRIGAN and Agnes BRAATZ. My great-grandparents were married in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co., … [Read more...]